Some dude found a hamburger in his pocket that's older than most of the chicks you date. [h=1]14-year-old burger: McDonald's burger looks just grilled after 14 years[/h] A man who held on to a McDonald's hamburger for 14 years, claims that the meat patty is remarkably unchanged, even after the pickle had totally disintegrated. Wow, what does that say about the preservatives that are used in meat? According to Yahoo News on April 23, 2013, this burger doesn't even have a speck of mold on it and the color is just about the same as the day it came off the grill 14 years ago. Utah resident David Whipple sent this hamburger patty into the TV show, "The Doctors." The story behind the 14-year-old burger starts out with Whipple originally planning to hold on to it for two months after purchasing the McDonald's burger on July 7, 1999. He wanted to show his friends how enzymes work by using a burger as an example. He tucked it away and completely forgot about it until his wife pulled it out of one of his old coats after two years. It was right where he had left it, stuffed it in the pocket wrapped in a paper bag. The appearance of the burger, looking almost as spry as the day he purchased it two years before hand, prompted him to hold onto it a while longer to see how long this meat product would actually hold up. Now it's 14 years since the creation of that burger and the thing seems indestructible from age. The pickle is gone, it disintegrated into the molecules never to be seen again, but that burger, if you put it on a bun next to one right off the McDonald's grill, you really wouldn't know the difference. The condition of this burger would suggest that the meat is loaded with preservatives, whether it is McDonald's that adds them or they could already be a part of the meat before it arrives to their plant. Either way, if biodegradable meat can keep its shape and consistency for 14 years, there's a lot of something in the beef to preserve it, one would expect! When McDonald's was contacted and asked about the preservatives it uses that would let someone keep a burger around and in good shape for 14 years, they responded with a statement: "McDonald's hamburgers are freshly prepared in our restaurants. While not knowing the conditions in which the food was kept in this specific claim, what is scientifically known is that in bacteria and mold only grow under certain conditions. "McDonald's hamburger patties in the U.S. are made with 100% USDA-inspected beef. They are cooked and prepared with salt, pepper and nothing else â€” no preservatives â€” no fillers. Our hamburger buns are made from North American-grown wheat flour. These are the same foods that people buy every day in their local grocery stores." Whipple held on to the original receipt, so he'd have proof of purchase and he uses the burger to make a point to his grandchildren of what not to eat. He feels this will help them make healthy choices.